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My changing attitude towards dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Aug 2011 10:14am Until a while ago, I never used to like to miss a dialysis session. I would go for at least six nights a week and at one point actually  started dialyzing every day . Seven days a week. No break whatsoever. At that time, I was mostly starting on my own and Jayaram would close. On Sundays, when Jayaram did not come, I would do everything on my o ... Read on »
Dialysis in Goa by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Feb 2009 10:48pm During my recent trip to Goa, I was planning on being there for three nights. I would need to do one dialysis session there. I was leaving on Friday afternoon which meant I would have dialysed Thursday night. I was returning on Monday evening which meant I would get dialysis on Monday night. That meant I would be away from my machine for three nigh ... Read on »
A day off from dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Mar 2009 3:12pm Most (all?) people on daily dialysis, whether the short version or the nocturnal version take a day off from dialysis during the week. There is no medical basis for this. Kidneys don't take a day off so theoretically there shouldn't be a day off for dialysis too! For some reason, however, we all take a day off. When I started doing daily ... Read on »
Daily dialysis makes restless legs better - yeah, now you tell me! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 11:44am "For dialysis patients, performing daily dialysis at home can help alleviate sleep problems related to restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). RLS, a common and troublesome problem for dialysis patients, affects hemodialysis patients ... Read on »
NephroPlus brings dialysis to Mahabubnagar by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Jul 2011 9:19am This morning, the third NephroPlus center was officially inaugurated. This is a very significant milestone in many ways. For one, there was no dialysis facility in Mahabubnagar. Dialysis patients currently travel about 100 kilometers each way to Hyderabad to get dialysis two to three times a week. It takes a good two hours to travel one way. S ... Read on »
Six years of normalcy - Peritoneal Dialysis Part 1 by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 Aug 2008 6:06pm March 2006, Chennai, India "We're here to meet Dr. Georgi Abraham." "Doctor has not yet come, sir. Please wait. You're the sixth in the list." "Sixth!", I thought to myself. After he comes, it would be a good one hour atleast. My dad and I settled down in the waiting area on one of the upper floors of the Madras Medical Mission Hospital at ... Read on »
Six Days, Seven Nights of Horror by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:57pm As the New Year dawned I had a little conversation with myself. It makes up for the times that other people don't wish to converse with me. "So Stacy, how can you make your life even suckier than it is now? How can you increase the suckitude exponentially until it is nearly unbearable?" And there the answer app ... Read on »
Liver Transplant Information & National Transplant week by Bitter_Angel Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 6:28pm So I promised to write a couple of factual, experience type of entries. (fun huh) If you have any questions, even if you only see this like years after I have written it, then please get in touch - comment as I will still answer. As today marks the start of national transplant week in the UK, I am going to start with Liver transplant. Did ... Read on »
Study Finds Home Dialysis as Good as Hemodialysis at Centers by HealthFinder Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 10:00am healthnewslink But many with end-stage kidney disease still hesitant to try it, research shows. By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Nurse Indicted for Injecting Bleach into the Dialysis Lines with a Syringe – 5 Died by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 03 Apr 2009 11:50pm This is a horrible story all the way around.  Bleach is used to disinfect, and thus is a part of a dialysis center’s supplies.  There are several comments made at the post.  If 2 employees witnessed this, then I think it’s pretty cut and dry, but when and where I would like to know.  The machines do have to be cleaned and checked for any bleach r ... Read on »